from the magazine
FEATURESOn-Campus Mass Notification
After two all-campus lockdowns due to firearms threats, Mesa Community College Public Safety Officers needed a mass notification system fast.
Off-Campus Fire Safety
How Wesleyan University meets the challenge of making its unique student housing fire safe.
How combination arc-fault circuit interrupters enhance electrical safety in the home.
Alan Manche and Andy Haun
NIST Goes Back To School
Just in time for Fall, NIST evaluates positive pressure ventilation tactics in a retired high school.
2007 U.S. Fire Loss
In 2007, public fire departments responded to 1,557,500 fires in the United States. This represents a decrease of 5.2 percent from the year before and is the lowest total since 2004.
Michael J. Karter, Jr.
2007 U.S. Multiple-Death Fires
Last year, catastrophic fires claimed the lives of 190 people, a figure that represents 5.5 percent of the total estimated U.S. fire death toll last year.
Stephen G. Badger
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